I’ve made some really fart worthy pea ham soup for Yummy Lummy before but the focus in this recipe is to get it to look green and taste good too. My previous attempts have focussed on the taste and flavour [My first go http://yumlum.co/2k2oA4Z and then the repeat a week later http://bit.ly/2ki5w0c] but they ended up looking a yellow-brown colour.
- 1 Ham hock
- 500 g Green split peas
- ½ Potato (small cubes)
- ½ White onion (diced)
- 500 g Frozen peas
- 2 L Chicken stock
Wash the split peas and empty them into the slow cooker chamber.
Add the onion, cubed potato and the packet of frozen peas.
Place the ham hock on top of everything and then pour in 2 litres of chicken stock.
Put the slow cooker bucket into the slow cooker and seal it with the lid. Set the timer to 6 hours and let it cook.
After the 6 hours, remove the cooking vessel and then remove the ham hock and begin to peel off the skin and pull the muscle bundles apart and put into a clean bowl. Discard the bones.
With a stick blender, process everything in the cooking vessel until it is smooth.
Plate up by adding some ham to the bottom of a bowl and add a dollop of sour cream plus ¼ of a teaspoon of chilli flakes for a spicy kick.
Garnish with spring onions and chives.
Shoot a photograph and then eat the soup.
Wash the dishes and then write the recipe up.
Write a blog post and hope your friends on social media share the recipe and make you famous 🤣🤣😂
This is enough soup for 4 servings. If you live alone, I suggest freezing aliquots and then using a microwave oven to heat it up for lunches and/or dinners.
Frequently asked questions
Will this make me fart?
I reckon it will. It all depends on your bowel’s microbiome. If you’re lucky, you can really stink up the place. Just don’t light a match if you fart under the sheets.
Can I make this soup vegetarian?
Yes, but it wouldn’t be pea and ham soup. If you don’t add the ham hock and if you use vegetable stock, you’ll have pea soup. I reckon it would taste okay, but for me, I need the ham in it for the flavour.
Can I eat this for lunch?
Yes, definitively, just don’t attend meetings afterwards if you’re prone to farting a lot.
Can I eat this soup cold the next day?
Yes, but all the fat would be congealed and it wouldn’t be that appealing in my opinion.
The Mystery Bloggers Award
Over the weekend my friend Jennifer nominated Yummy Lummy for an award. I’ve been trying to focus this blog on recipes and so I wrote about the Mystery Bloggers Award on my other personal journal blog.